I'm following a tutorial on YouTube but my model (and many others') turn brown when rendering (cycles render) instead of a wood texture. Here's what it looks like:

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Interestingly, the text does have the texture:

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EDIT Starts now: Here's the shader nodes:

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And here's the .blend file!

I think I found the problem: instead of the texture - the same colour as the rendered model in the 'Render Layers' node, how do I fix this? This also happened after I started added the animation.

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  • $\begingroup$ Try selecting your model and applying it's scale (ctrl-A). It might be the proper wood texture, but it's scaled up so big that you can't see the details. $\endgroup$
    – ajwood
    Oct 29 '15 at 13:41
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    $\begingroup$ Is your box UV mapped? $\endgroup$
    – TLousky
    Oct 29 '15 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ I did use compositing. I edited the shader nodes so there was a connection from Colour in Image Texture to Displacement in Material Output. This was supposed to add some 'depth' to the texture. By the way, here is the tutorial video. $\endgroup$ Oct 29 '15 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ @MarineBiologist What type of mapping coordinates are you using? It looks like you don't have any. $\endgroup$
    – PGmath
    Oct 29 '15 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ @PGmath I used a material to texture it. In the 'color' section, I put 'Image Texture' and loaded up the image that I was going to use. There is a reason why are tagged my question as 'cycles'. $\endgroup$ Oct 29 '15 at 14:20

It turns out the answer is quite simple. All I needed to do is just go to the modifiers tab, scroll down to the 'Explode' section (I used a 'Quick Explode' animation, don't even ask me why it caused such a problem) and uncheck 'Cut Edges'. Thanks for the support and ideas, though, as this wouldn't be here for people who would need it in the future without all of your support.

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You didn't UV unwrap your object. I run into this as well. Just go into Edit Mode, select everything and hit 'U' to unwrap. That should fix everything.

  • $\begingroup$ Does this take into account that I'm using a quick explode animation? $\endgroup$ Nov 7 '15 at 9:31

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